What is ECFE?
“ECFE is based around the idea that a child’s family provides a child’s first and most significant learning environment and that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers.” The purposes of Early Childhood Family Education are to help parents provide for their children’s learning and development, strengthen families, and to help young learners develop to their fullest potential. ECFE provides the “Building Blocks for Family School Success”
The Goals of Early Childhood Family Education
- To enhance parenting skills and support parents in their child raising efforts
- To share a special ONE on ONE interactive time with your child
- To be aware of child development and its stages as your child grows and develops
- To make new friends in a safe school classroom environment
- To give children an opportunity to discover and learn
- To foster effective communication between parents and their children
ECFE Basic Information
We are so excited to begin a new session of ECFE!
The Hawley ECFE programs are provided for all parents and children from ages birth to five. Pre-registration is required so that preparations may be made for the sessions. It is also a Minnesota state law that all children attending must have up-to-date immunization records on file BEFORE the first day of class, so please be sure to provide them. If you are unable to attend a session, please notify the school office. A minimal fee will be charged for your child to attend classes, and this fee is payable at our first classroom session. Thank you for your cooperation…the monies will be used to defray the program expenses.
Day: Thursday evenings
Cost: $15 per child with a maximum of $20 per family for February-May classes
Registration: Print and mail in registration form, (P.O. Box 608, Hawley, MN 56549) or drop off at the Elementary School office.
If you have any questions, please call the Elementary School Office at 483-3316
Educators: Kelli Langerud -Parent Facilitator
Sarah Behrens -Child Educator
You will find a variety of opportunities to share a fun and special time with your child, as well as some time to connect with other parents, a parent facilitator and a child educator.
Please note that the classes are offered from February - May 2020.
We can’t wait for you to join us!
Spring Class Schedule:
February 20th : Welcome Back!! PJ/Movie Night
March 5th : Under the Sea
March 12th : St. Patrick's Day Celebration
March 26th : Daddy and Me (location for tonight is Mr. Sperr's room in the H.S)
April 16th : Farm Night
April 23rd : Earth Day
April 30th : Music Night/ Penny and Pals
May 7th : Year End Picnic
February 20th– Pajama/Movie Night: Welcome Back to ECFE! We are going to have a fun and relaxing night, watch a movie, have some snacks and play! Don't forget to bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to snuggle!
Parents, we can use this opportunity to chat and discuss any changes or additions you would like to see for ECFE sessions.
March 5th– Under the Sea: We will be learning about all things under the sea tonight! Prepare for some fun activities involving sea animals, plants and even some fun with sensory play!
March 12th– St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Join us for St. Patrick's Day fun! We will be going on a scavenger hunt, so get ready for an adventure!
March 26th– Daddy and Me: This will be a fun opportunity to bring your dad or other special person in your life. We will be making a project together this evening, so make sure to wear some play clothes! :) *We will be meeting at the high school for this activity, please join us in the shop room. (Mr. Sperr's room)
April 16th– Farm Night: Tonight we will be enjoying and exploring some fun activities involving all things FARM—animals, crops, equipment, and more!
April 23rd– Earth Day: Tonight we will be learning all about Earth Day! We will be "brainstorming" ways that we can help the earth...and weather permitting, we will be able to go outside and try some of the things we learned!
April 30th – Music Night: Come to the classroom ready to make some music! We will be listening to and learning some music and movement. We will be making our own instruments too!
May 7th – Year End Picnic: Thank you so very much for joining us for the ECFE spring session! This will be our last day together, we will meet inside the cafeteria at the Elementary school where you will pick up a picnic supper to take outside and enjoy! We are hoping for a good weather evening so we can play some games and enjoy the playground!
Thank you again for your involvement with ECFE! We appreciate you and your child(ren)!
THANK YOU!! We look forward to working with you and your child!
For questions or if you need information, please contact:
Kelli Langerud -
Sarah Behrens -
To Register go to the Downloads section to print a registration form. http://www.hawley.k12.mn.us/page/2728